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LoL Patch 12.17 Notes | Stopwatch Changes, Maokai Jungle Buffs & More

Patch Notes
Zenith Games Jayce
The splash looks good, but the skin is aight. | © Riot Games

It's time for another patch in League of Legends. This also means we're getting a new TFT patch as well and well, this is the mid-season set change, so there are quite a lot of new traits and champions that are coming to our favorite auto-chess game. Let's go over the key changes that were on PBE LoL Patch 12.17 and are now live. 

The Udyr rework just made its way onto the rift, but that doesn't mean that things are going to stop there. Oh no, with the major regions in the midst of their playoffs, we have a lot of pro-skewed changes in LoL Patch 12.17 as we're heading towards the 2022 League of Legends World Championship

 

Hecarim Changes Ahead of LoL Worlds 2022

Hecarim isn't looking too hot these days. Rarely do we see this champion gallop across the rift anymore and his 48% win rate also doesn't speak in favour of him. So, what is Riot doing exactly to try and bring this guy back onto his high horse?  

Hecarim AbilitiesChanges 
Base Stats
  • Armor: 35 ⇒ 32
  • HP Growth: 104 ⇒ 99
Q - Rampage
  • Damage: 60/90/120/150/180 (+90% bonus AD) ⇒ 60/85/110/135/160 (+95% bonus AD)
  • Damage per Stack: 2% (+3% per 100 bonus AD) ⇒ 4% (+6% per 100 bonus AD)
  • Q Cooldown per Stack: 1 second ⇒ 0.75 seconds
  • Max Number of Stacks: 2 ⇒ 3
  • Stack Falloff: All at duration end ⇒ 1 stack per second at duration end
  • Mana Cost: 28/31/34/37/40 ⇒ 30
W - Spirit of Dread
  • Cooldown: 14 seconds ⇒ 16/15.5/15/14.5/14 seconds
  • [NEW] Armored Cavalry: Hecarim gains 15/20/25/30/35 Armor and Magic Resist while Spirit of Dread is active
E - Devastating Charge
  • Min Damage: 30/45/60/75/90 (+55% bonus AD) ⇒ 30/45/60/75/90 (+50% bonus AD)
  • Max Damage: 60/90/120/150/180 (+110% bonus AD) ⇒ 60/90/120/150/180 (+100% bonus AD)
  • Minimum Knockback: 250 ⇒ 150
  • Maximum Knockback: 450 ⇒ 350
  • Cooldown: 20/19/18/17/16 ⇒ 18 at all ranks
R - Onslaught of Shadows
  • Fear Duration: 0.75-2 seconds based on distance traveled ⇒ 0.75-1.5 seconds based on distance traveled

Miss Fortune Crit Build Buffs

Riot is sick and tired of seeing everyone Spam E and build AP on Miss Fortune, right? That's why they want you to build crit on her with some big changes to her Q... but they also buffed her late game E...? What's the story there Riot? 

Miss Fortune AbilityChanges
Q - Double Up
  • Physical Damage: 20/40/60/80/100 (+100% AD) (+35% AP) ⇒ 20/45/70/95/120 (+100% AD) (+35% AP)
  • Cast Time: 0.25s ⇒ Matches Basic Attack Time
W - Strut
  • Mana Cost: 45 ⇒ 35
  • Attack Speed: 40/55/70/85/100% ⇒ 50/65/80/95/110%
E - Make it Rain
  • Cooldown: 18/16/14/12/10 seconds ⇒ 18/17/16/15/14 seconds
  • Full Damage (8-Ticks): 80/115/150/185/220 (+80% AP) ⇒ 70/100/130/160/190 (+100% AP)
  • Slow: 40/45/50/55/60% ⇒ 50% (+4% per 100 AP)

It seems like Riot overpowered Miss Fortune's W, as her optimal AS build were outperforming her average winrate by 3-4%. Therefore, Miss Fortune received a mid-patch update reverting the changes done to her W, by lowering its bonus attack speed and raising the mana cost. 

Miss Fortune 
Ability
Changes
W - StrutMana Cost: 35 ⇒ 45
Attack Speed: 50/65/80/95/110% ⇒ 40/55/70/85/100%

GA, Zhonya's and Stopwatch Update

Zhonya's got some buffs, while Stopwatchwas nerfed according to the LoL Patch 12.17 Notes. This is another pro-skewed change. Let's be real guys Stopwatch is the best item in the game, especially in high elo games so of course it's getting a nerf for the early game. 

ItemChanges
Stopwatch
  • Cost: 650 ⇒ 750 (Note: Perfect Timing will still only contribute 250 gold towards a Stopwatch item)
Guardian Angel
  • Combine Cost: 50 gold ⇒ 150 gold
  • Total Cost: 2800 ⇒ 3000 gold
  • Attack Damage: 40 ⇒ 45
Zhonya's Hourglass
  • Total Cost: 2600 ⇒ 3000
  • Ability Power: 65 ⇒ 80
  • Ability Haste: 10 ⇒ 15
Meowkai Maokai
Will we see Maokai jungle at Worlds 2022? | © Riot Games

PBE LoL Patch 12.17: Maokai Jungle Update

Yes, Maokai did get an update in Patch 12.17. Whether he's going to be played in the jungle during the 2022 League of Legends World Championship remains to be seen, but Riot is trying out some new things for the Shadow Isles champion. Here is what is being changed: 

Maokai AbilitiesJungle Changes for Maokai
P - Sap Magic
  • [NEW] Tree Strikes Back: Getting hit by large jungle monsters now reduces Sap Magic’s cooldown by 1.5 seconds per attack received
  • Heal: 5-45 (+4.5-11% Max Health) (levels 1-15) ⇒ 4-34 (+4.8-14% Max Health) (levels 1-17)
Q - Bramble Smash
  • Damage: 70/110/150/190/230 (+40% AP) ⇒ 65/110/155/200/245 (+40% AP)
  • [NEW] Wood You Believe It: Q now deals percent maximum health damage (2/2.25/2.5/2.75/3%)
  • [NEW] Branching out: Q now deals 40/60/80/100/120 bonus damage to monsters
E - Sapling Toss
  • [REMOVED] Not so Health-y: Saplings no longer deal maximum percent health damage
  • Base Damage: 20/45/70/95/120 (+7/7.25/7.5/7.75/8% (+70% per 100 AP) target maximum Health) ⇒ 55/80/105/130/155 (+42.5% AP +6% bonus HP)
  • Empowered Brush Damage: 40/90/140/190/240 (+14/14.5/15/15.5/16% (+1.4% per 100 AP) target maximum Health) ⇒ 110/160/210/260/310 (+85% AP +12% bonus HP)
  • [NEW] Minions Activist: Minions no longer take empowered brush damage from Saplings.
  • Mana Cost: 60/70/80/90/100 ⇒ 45/55/65/75/85
  • Slow Amount: 35% ⇒ 45%
  • [NEW] A Lil Sappy: Brush empowered Saplings now slow for 35% ⇒ 45% (+2% per 100 AP) (6% per 1000 bonus HP)
R - Nature's Grasp
  • Missile Initial Speed: 50 ⇒ 100
  • Missile Max Speed: 650 ⇒ 750
  • Missile Acceleration: 250 ⇒ 300
  • [NEW] Make Like a Tree and Leave: Maokai now gains 40/50/60% Bonus Move Speed that decays over 2 seconds upon hitting enemy champions.

All Balance Changes in LoL Patch 12.17

All Champion Buffs in LoL Patch 12.17

ChampionBuffs according to LoL Patch 12.17 Notes
Twisted FateWild Cards (Q)
  • AP Ratio: 70% ⇒ 80%

Pick A Card (W)

  • Mana Cost: 40/55/70/85/100 ⇒ 30/40/50/60/70
KassadinNull Sphere (Q)
  • Cooldown: 11/10.5/10/9.5/9 seconds ⇒ 10/9.5/9/8.5/8 seconds
  • Mana: 70/75/80/85/90 ⇒ 60/65/70/75/80
RellFerromancy: Dismount (W)
  • Movement Speed: 250 ⇒ 280

Attract and Repel (E)

  • Cooldown: 18/16.25/14.5/12.75/11 seconds ⇒ 13 seconds
GravesEnd of the Line (Q)
  • Cooldown: 12/11/10/9/8 seconds ⇒ 13/11.5/10/8.5/7 seconds

Collateral Damage (R)

  • Damage: 250/400/550 (+150% bonus AD) ⇒ 275/425/575 (+150% bonus AD)
NocturneBase Stats
  • Attack Speed Ratio: 0.668 ⇒ 0.721

Umbra Blades (P)

  • Cooldown: 14s ⇒ 13s
EzrealArcane Shift (E)
  • Cooldown: 28/25/22/19/16 seconds ⇒ 26/23/20/17/14 seconds
SettHaymaker (W)
  • AD Ratio: 20% per 100 bonus AD ⇒ 25% per 100 bonus AD

Facebreaker (E)

  • Slow: 50% ⇒ 70%
CamilleAdaptive Defense (P)
  • %HP Shield: 17% ⇒ 20%

Hookshot (E)

  • Damage: 60/95/130/165/200 (+75% bonus AD) ⇒ 80/110/140/170/200 (+90% bonus AD)

System Buffs LoL Patch 12.17

SystemBuffs in Patch 12.17
Seeker's ArmguardAbility Power: 20 ⇒ 30

All Champion Nerfs in LoL Patch 12.17

ChampionNerfs According to LoL Patch 12.17 Notes
Nami (Electrocute)Tidecaller's Blessing (E)
  • Only counts as 1 damage instance
TaricBase Stats
  • Magic Resist: 32 ⇒ 28

Dazzle (E)

  • Cooldown: 15/14/13/12/11 seconds ⇒ 16/15/14/13/12 seconds
AzirArise! (W)
  • Sand Soldier Damage: 50-150 (based on level) (+60% AP) ⇒ 50-150 (based on level) (+55% AP)
  • Cooldown: 8/7.5/7/6.5/6 seconds ⇒ 9/8.25/7.5/6.75/6 seconds

Shifting Sands (E)

  • Cooldown: 19/18/17/16/15 seconds ⇒ 22/20.5/19/17.5/16 seconds
Ahri

Charm (E)

  • Charm Duration: 1.4/1.55/1.7/1.85/2 seconds ⇒ 1.2/1.4/1.6/1.8/2 seconds
SylasBase Stats
  • Base HP: 595 ⇒ 575

Chain Slash (Q)

  • Cooldown: 10/9/8/7/6 seconds ⇒ 11/10/9/8/7 seconds
TrundleFrozen Domain (W)
  • Cooldown: 15/14/13/12/11 seconds ⇒ 18/17/16/15/14 seconds
WukongBase Stats
  • Attack Speed: 0.711 ⇒ 0.680
  • Movement Speed: 345 ⇒ 340
SivirBase Stats
  • AD Growth: 3 ⇒ 2.8

Ricochet (W)

  • AD Ratio: 30/35/40/45/50% total AD ⇒ 25/30/35/40/45% total AD
RenektonCull of the Meek (Q)
  • Damage: 65/100/135/170/205 (+80% bonus AD) ⇒ 60/90/120/150/180 (+100% bonus AD)
  • Furious Damage: 100 / 150 / 200 / 250 / 300 (+120% bonus AD) ⇒ 90 / 135 / 180 / 225 / 270 (+140% bonus AD)

TFT Mid-Set Update 

TFT is getting a huge update this time around with brand-new traits and brand-new champions joining the crew. While some of our favorites have been removed. Uncharted Realms has hit the live servers so what are you even still going reading this? It's time to play some TFT! 

Not only are we getting new traits like the Lagoon traits, but we are also going to receive more dragons! Yes, you read that right more dragons are making their way onto the TFT board and one of them is a completely new, never before seen dragon exclusively made for TFT. 

We've had this before, where Riot introduces a unique character for TFT, similarly they just introduced Norra as a character in Legends of Runeterra and TFT got to have Silco on their board as well during the previous set. So, this is going to be quite exciting for TFT players. 

King Viego Skin Splash
Viego is getting a human skin! | © Riot Games

Skins on PBE Patch 12.17

Of course, we've got to check out the upcoming League of Legends skins currently on PBE LoL Patch 12.17. We're getting just a few skins this time around, but they're going to be pretty cool, especially since some of them are related to the upcoming League of Legends novel Ruination. 

  • King Viego Skin

The first skin we have to talk about is the upcoming King Viego skin which is on the PBE server already for everyone to test out. This is the likeness of Viego before he was corrupted by the black mist. This is the Viego we are going to meet in the novel Ruination and the best part? We get to see Isolde as well thanks to this skin. 

Zenith Games Skins 

We are also getting a second set of skins which were likely created for the Asian Games 2022. The sporting event was moved though and many believed these skins would only come in November with the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Riot is still releasing them now ahead of the 2022 League of Legends World Championship though, probably because we should be getting Spirit Blossom skins then. 

  • Zenith Games Blitzcrank
  • Zenith Games Jayce
  • Zenith Games Lee Sin

So there you have it folks, all this new stuff on the PBE server and ready for us to play soon! The PBE patch will go live on September 8, 2022 so make sure you keep your eyes peeled on what changes await us in terms of balance, since it's too early to tell right now. Aphelios buffs? More Zeri nerfs? Who knows....